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What’s On This Week: Mon Sun 20 – 26 May

Mon 20- Sun 26 May


Creative Scilly, Fri 10 – Weds 22 May

“Thirteen days of island whimsy and intrigue.” This new cultural festival will celebrate the islands’ culture and creativity on a scale beyond anything hosted on the islands before. Building on the foundations of the long established and well-loved Art Scilly week, the Creative Scilly Festival will feature an eclectic mix of events from visual art, literature, comedy and the spoken word to hands-on workshops, demonstrations, public art displays, performances, gallery openings and fun nights out across the five islands.

Bude Folk Festival, Bude, Fri 24 – Sun 27 May

Bude & Stratton Folk Festival is a friendly festival by the sea in Bude, North Cornwall with the emphasis on enjoying & sharing traditional acoustic music. £55pp for access to all events all weekend, children FREE.

Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival, Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross,  Sat 25 May

Started by former Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, The Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival has gone from strength to strength, establishing a reputation as one of the best and friendliest around. Now in its eighth year, the theme is ‘conversations’, with a stunning line-up pairing poets new and established. The poets will be reading from their work as well as talking to each other about their practice, influences and experiences. Our day opens with a special poetry workshop and rounds off in style, celebrating the greats of rock n roll in poetry and music.

Cornwall Open Studios, Sat 25 – Sun 2 June

There are many galleries large and small across Cornwall, where you can see the work of local artists but during this special event, almost 300 Cornish-based artists will open their studios to visitors. Some of these artists may not show in Cornwall at all, giving a unique chance to see their work in their workspace and to meet and talk with working artists around the county. Many artists are also offering workshops throughout the week and if you are looking to buy a piece of art, this is a great opportunity to see a range of work or possibly commission something. Participating studios will display an orange ‘O’ outside, so you know you are welcome to pop in and say hi, though opening times vary, so check the catalogue before making a special visit.

Tunes in the Dunes, Perranporth, Fri 24 – Sun 25 May

The UK’s biggest festival on a beach held on the white sands of Perranporth. Major national and international headline acts will be performing over three days and nights – including John Newman, Newton Faulkner, Fisherman’s Friends, Molly Hocking, Bananarama, Gabrielle, Madness, Sugarhill Gang, Morcheeba and more.

The Greenbank Fal River Festival, around The Fal River, Fri 24 May – Sun 2 June

This fantastic 10 day celebration is a not-for-profit community festival which encompasses over 150 events varying from music & drama, the arts & heritage to gig racing, swimming, walking & lots more. The festival was established in 2006 and will be running for its 14th year in 2019. It’s a chance to embrace the places, people, history, culture, sport & industry that are connected by this very Cornish river.

Surya Yoga Camp, Chyan Cultural Centre, Penryn, Fri 24 – Weds 28 May

Now in its tenth year, Surya Yoga Camp is about getting away, trying new forms of yoga and movement and finding harmony, within yourself and with those around you. It’s a small festival which takes place once a year and welcomes families and single visitors alike. Surya is incredibly lucky to be based at Chyan Cultural Centre; an eleven acre site deep in the Cornish countryside and is a great place to expand your yoga horizons; whether you are a lifelong yogi or a newcomer; from early meditation practice to kirtan evenings – diversity, openness and exploration are able to flourish in our non-judgemental space.


Port Eliot Dog Festival 2019, Port Eliot Estate, Saltash Sat 25 May

Families and their four legged friends are invited to Port Eliot Estate this may for the annual Dog Festival. With stalls, refreshments and entertainment, as well as a family dog show and agility course, not forgetting –  Port Eliot’s resident whippet, Roo  will be hosting a special tea party for canine friends. £5pp, children under 11 free.

Green Man Festival, Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park, Sat 25 – Sun 26 May

The giant figure of the Green Man returns to Mount Edgcumbe as a centre piece looming over the event sitting on his throne of leaves and bark. Created by artists and volunteers, he will be presiding over stalls, entertainment, refreshments and lots of activities. Entry to the event is free of charge- all day parking £5 per vehicle.

Wilder Festival with Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Mount Pleasant Eco Park, Porthtowan, Sun 26 May

A naturally wild day out for everyone to celebrate our wildlife and wild places in Cornwall at a sustainable eco-park on the North Coast of Cornwall. Wildlife workshops, forage & feast, live music, street food, the animals of Feadon Farm Wildlife Centre, bird-ringing demonstrations by BTO Cornwall, wild art, forest schools, welly-wanging and other wildlife friends visiting from across Cornwall. Free entry, bring friends & family, and your best British animal-themed outfit. All welcome, bring a picnic rug and relax for the day.

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